Tag Archive for DC Comics

Wonder Woman, vol. 1: Blood

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The gods of ancient Greece are up to their old tricks. Specifically, the “Zeus knocking up human women and Hera going after those women in a rage” tricks. Zola doesn’t even know she’s pregnant until Hermes shows up at her…

Batwoman, Volume 1: Hydrology

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There is a woman known only through whispered stories to superstitious children. She is La Llorona, the weeping woman who, as she drank the afternoon away, never noticed as her children drowned in the turbulent ocean. After giving in to…

Batman: Heart of Hush

For the purposes of disclosure, I am more than a little biased towards Paul Dini. His work on some of my regularly scheduled after school television shows has long endeared me to a man that has made a career on…

Superman: Earth One, vol. 2

Superman: Earth One, vol. 2 starts right where volume 1 ended. Clark is settling in at the Daily Planet and learning to interact with the world. This is partially thanks to his new neighbor, Lisa Lasalle (yet another double L…

Superman: Secret Origin

Over the past decade, many comics-reading pundits have cracked-wise about DC Comics retelling Superman’s origin story every year, like clockwork. Surprisingly, this is only a slight exaggeration and somewhat ironic given that Superman is one of the most widely recognized…

Classic Fantastic: Watchmen

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Classic Fantastic is our series of features on the classics of the format — please check out our other picks for the most important titles, in terms of appeal, innovation, and storytelling, that every library should own. What’s it about?…

Green Arrow: Year One

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With the possible exception of Tony “Iron Man” Stark, I don’t think any superhero has suffered from mischaracterization in the Modern Age of Comics more frequently than Oliver Queen. The Green Arrow I was a fan of growing up was…

Batman: Earth One

The back cover of Batman: Earth One proclaims “YOU ONLY THINK YOU KNOW HIS STORY.” Surely, this is simple advertising hyperbole?! The origin of Batman is one of the most well-known superhero stories in the world. Indeed, it may be…

Batman Incorporated

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Batman is back and better than ever. After being exiled by Darkseid’s Omega Sanction, Batman as we knew him (AKA Bruce Wayne) was nowhere to be found. Eventually Dick Grayson came to take his place with Damian at his side…